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Academy Hostel

Via Ricasoli 9, 50122 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #14 of 212 Specialty lodging in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place to stay in the centre of Florence. Spotlessly clean, great location, and not your usual hostel, no partying here which was quite refreshing! Caters to an older crowd and also families. Great breakfast. Couldn't ask for more!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to be close to the center of Florence, near Duomo, then you cannot ask for a better location. This hostel even offers free pizza party every night and free breakfast in the morning. Although I must say their dorm rate of 33 euros a little bit more expensive than most hostels I have stayed at in Europe.... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best hostel I been so far! Wonderful location - 2mins away from the Duomo. It is also clean and safe with a private bathroom in each room. The staff is really friendly, eager to help and their recommendation are amazing! Their free breakfast and evening wine and appetizer are delizioso! I will definitely go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved staying there, it was super friendly staff very helpfull! the hostel is well located, near the duomo clean and private bathrooms free breakfest and free evening italian food! very good and great to meet the people from the hostel i loved staying there the only thing that i didnt like was the cleaning policy, that you have to... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in this hostel for 3 nights. After all the good reviews and some 'Hoscar' - awards, we thought this would be an amazing hostel. It was not. The staff is friendly, especially two younger guys, whom we had a good talk with and who were worth visiting the hostel. But one of them is leaving the hostel, which... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel was great for a two night stay in Florence. Great location - just down the street from the Duomo and very friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast was included in the price which was nice, but the free evening drink with appetiser (which could constitute a light dinner) was a highlight. A chance to meet some fellow travellers and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved staying here, perfect location and as a solo traveller I found it really easy to meet people here as every night at 6 I eh they have free wine and nibbles so I got meet some fantastic people. The staff had a lot of knowledge and great insider info. The hostel itself is located really close to the duomo... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel is in the city center. From my window one could even see the Duomo at 100 meters!!! Amazing staff that helps you in anything you need. I asked for them to print something for me and they did it for free although it wasn't supposed to be so. The price is a little bit high for european standards... More

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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I stayed in predominantly hostels throughout my month long trip, and when being shown to my dorm was pleasantly surprised that this hostel had single beds separated by dividers rather than bunk-beds, for a change! There are lockers in each of the rooms, with the lock provided at no charge. Clean, modern shared bathrooms, free breakfast and also free nibbles... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Really can't add much here that has not been said before. Staff were very friendly, we never heard any of the young travelers make any noise. We had some AC issues that the staff worked very hard at resolving. We walked every where's. For the price I don't think this can be beat, just realize this is not a 4... More

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Address: Via Ricasoli 9, 50122 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
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This discreet, smart new hostel is at the most central location in Florence, beside the Duomo on the start of the street that leads to the Museum dell'Accademia (Academy Gallery where Michelangelo's David is housed). The hostel is an early 17th Century Palace, a gem of sober architecture and refined atmosphere.Academy Hostel Florence are the ideal venue for a vacation in Florence. The rooms feature elegant and welcoming interiors, wenge essential-design furniture, and the best amenities offered by Hostel Florence Academy. he entrance lounge room of Hostel are a combination of elegance and style where art and design contribute to the guests tailor-made experience of good taste. ... more   less 
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